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Barb Marshall: Your Real Deal Christian Mentor

We think we know who we are and that we have it so together. We think the way we do things is the norm. We think that living in our culture is the way we should be. Such as go to school, go to college, get a good job, buy a home, retire and then die. And let’s not forget sit in the church pew every week. But is that really the way God predestined our life? In heaven, there is a book written about our life.  It is not the norm but it is written specifically for you and all the blessings God longs to give to you.

Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. -Psalm 139:16

It is up to us if we will receive all these gifts. Satan comes in with a counterfeit to distract us and move us away from the best plan there is for us. The moment we sin, it gives Satan the legal right to try to stop us. The devil will try to conform us to the world.  At this point the stinking thinking that we think is just who we are or how we thinking starts to overtake us even if we are not aware this is taking place. IT is time to break away and fulfill our destiny that God has planned for us. To break away you must renew your mind.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.  -Romans 12:2

So how do we renew our mind. How do we not fall for the same stinking thinking over and over again? Realize that this will be a process.  Jesus shares about stinking thinking prayers in Matthew.

When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again.  Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!  -Matthew 6:7-8

Jesus hits on something big. The best thing we can do is to ask God to show us what our real need is and expect an answer. Ask God to show your stinking thinking so you can repent and deal with it. Then HE gives us even more help in how to pray God’s Way.

Our Father in heaven, may Your Name be kept holy. -Matthew 6: 9b-15

Praising GOD shuts down the enemy, and stops him in his track and opens your mind to be able to hear. It acknowledges who God is.

May Your Kingdom come soon. May Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. -Matthew 6:10

The kingdom is in you. Jesus died on the cross and the Holy Spirit is alive in you. It flows through you into the world. God has chosen you to be part of his kingdom and to work through you on earth as it is in heaven. Declare it receive and live it.

Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one. “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. – Matthew 6:11-15

Ask God to show you in how to receive your real needs, this is part of stopping the stinking thinking. It is very important you forgive those that have offended you. It does not matter how ugly or bad it is. You still need to let it go. If you do not, Satan will use it as a judgment against you. IT gives him a legal right against you. When there is un-forgiveness in your heart it allows much room for stinking thinking.

Check out our Resource Center for help with forgiveness.

The solution to stop stinking thinking are in the life changing tips below.

Life Changing Tip

Acknowledge the Problem

What is causing the quarrels and fights among you?… Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? -James 4: 1,2b NASB

You have to come in agreement with the devil that you are in the wrong. Confess these to God. Jesus paid a huge price and has already paid the price for you.

Apply the Solution

So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.   Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. -James 4:7-9 NASB

To stop your stinking thinking is a battle you can win. Ask God to show you what your stinking thinking is. HE will show you, expect it. This could be immediate or within a certain amount of time. When you realize the stinking thinking that has taken place and all the opportunities you have missed it is sad, frustrating and hard. When you realize all the times you prayed and then talked negatively about that person and gave Satan ammunition it is grieving. But there is hope, humble yourself to God and ask HIM to show you, repent and then command the Devil to go and he will FLEE from you.

Receive the Promise

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.  -James 4:10 NASB

Most people are led by their experience. To do the kingdom, work you must see reality from God perspective. The battle is in the mind. Renew your mind. Transform the mind. One way in this to not expect the typical answer but to start declaring the promised that GOD has already given you. All you must do is to receive these promises.

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